Case Histories of OBE
Copyright © 2003 by Robert Bushman, compiler
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1845 Elliotson, J. Reports of various
trials of the clairvoyance of Alexis Didier last summer in
1896 Stead, W. T. Two doubles I have seen. Borderland, 3:24-36.
1896 Maitland, Edward. Life of Anna Kingsford [2 vols]. Redway,
1899 Springer, Rebecca Ruter.
Intra muro; or
within the walls: a dream of heaven.
David C Cook Publishing, Chicago. [96p.
Republished as My Dream of Heaven by
FH Revel, Old
1901 West, Sylvester A. On leaving the body.
1904 Aber, Mary Alling
& Sara Thacker. The Logos fraternity. Taft, Applegate CA. [247p.
Reprinted as Souls 1. Taft,
1905 Harris, WC. Life in a thousand worlds. G Holzapfel, Cleona PA. [case history]
1908 Silvani, Anita. The strange story of Ahrinziman. Progressive Thinker, Chicago.
1911 Shine, M. Gifford. Little journeys into the invisible.
1913 Manan, Johan van. Some occult
experiences described by Johan van Manen and
annotated by C. W. Leadbeater. Theosophical
1918 D'Orelli, Gabriel. The story of my life.
1918 Hill, J. Arthur. Out-of-the-body experiences. In, Man is a
spirit: A collection of spontaneous cases of dream, vision, and ecstasy,
pp. 67-77. Cassell,
1920 Fox, Oliver [pseudonym for Hugh G. Calloway]. The pineal doorway-A record of research. Occult Review, 31(5):256-264 (May).
1920 Fox, Oliver [pseudonym for Hugh G. Colloway/Calloway/Callaway]. Beyond the pineal doorway-A record of research. Occult Review, 31(6):317-327 (Jun).
1921 Sewall, May Wright. Neither dead
not sleeping. Watkins,
1923 Fox, Oliver [pseudonym for Hugh G. Calloway]. Dream-travelling: Some additional notes. Occult Review, 38:332-338.
1923 Sidgwick, E. Phantasms of the living. Proceedings of the Society for Psychical Research, No.23, pp. 23-429.
1927 Larsen, Caroline. My travels in the spirit world. Tuttle,
1929 A case of "traveling clairvoyance." Journal of the Society for Psychical Research, 25:4-9.
1929 Muldoon Sylvan Joseph & Carrington, Hereward.
The projection of the astral body. Rider,
ca 1929 Pelley, Wm. Dudley. Seven minutes in eternity with their aftermath.
Robert Collier Inc,
1930 Clare, Beta. My journey into eternity.
ca 1930 Hellen. Astral travels.
1931 Leonard, Gladys Osborn. I leave my physical body again. In her,
My life in two worlds (pp. 103-109). Cassell,
1933 Holmes, Phoebe Marie. My visit to the sun. J.F. Rowny Press, Santa Barbara CA. [135p]
1935 Ward, Arthur Sarsfield (pseudonym:
Sax Rohmer). Astral voyages.
1935 Yram (pseudonym of Marcel Lewis Forhan). Le medecin de l'äame. ca 1935. [Translated in English as Practical
astral projection. Rider,
1935 Yram (pseudonym of Marcel Lewis Forhan). Practical astral projection. Rider,
1936 Muldoon, Sylvan Joseph. The case for astral projection. Aries
Press, Chicago. [173p. 2nd ed., 1946. Also published by Rider,
1939 Fox, Oliver [pseudonym of Hugh G. Calloway]. [Introduction by
Ralph Shirley.] Astral projection: A record of out-of-the-body experiences
[alternate subtitle: A record of research]. Rider,
1941 Oxenham, John and
1944 Desmond, Shaw. Love after death. Rider,
Genevieve. Meet a guardian angel. Christopher Publishing House,
1949 Cram, Mildred. The
1951 Muldoon Sylvan Joseph & Carrington, Hereward.
The phenomena of astral projection. Rider,
1953 Johnson, Raynor C. Experiences
outside the body. In his, The Imprisoned Splendour:
An Approach to Reality Based Upon the Significance of Data (pp. 218-240). Harper & Row,
1953 Richelieu, Peter. From the Turret: The occult journeys of
Peter Richelieu. Graphic Stationers,
1953 Vadis, John. Adventures in
consciousness: What happens when a man increases his conscious perception
beyond normal limits. Vantage Press,
ca 1955 Moberly, Charlotte Ann Elizabeth & Jourdain, Eleanor Francis. An adventure.
1955 Wereide, Thorstein.
1956 Franco, Eloise. Journey into a strange land. Smith.
1957 Stratton, F.J.M. An out-of-body experience combined with ESP. Journal of the Society for Psychical Research, 39(692):92-97 (June).
1959 Fodor, Nandor. Out-of-the-body
experiences. In his, The haunted mind: A psychoanalyst looks at the
supernatural (pp. 173-185). Helix Press,
1960 Crookall, Robert. The study and
practice of astral projection. Aquarian Press,
1961 Crookall, Robert. The third group of
experiences: Shedding the body. In his, The supreme adventure: Analyses of
psychic communications (pp. 14-32). James Clarke,
1961 Whiteman, J[oseph]
H[ilary] M[ichael]. The
mystical life : an outline of its nature and teachings from the evidence of
direct experience. Faber and Faber,
1962 Eastman, Margaret. Out-of-the-body experiences. Proceedings of the Society for Psychical Research, 53(193):287-309 (Dec). [case studies, consideration of causes and physiological characteristics]
1962 Sculthorp, Frederick C. Excursions
to the spirit world: A report of personal experiences during conscious astral
projection. Almorris Press,
1963 Landau, Lucien. An unusual out-of-the-body experience. Journal
of the Society for Psychical Research, 42(717):126-128 (Sep). [also in D.
Scott Rogo (Ed.), Mind Beyond the Body: The
Mystery of ESP Projection (pp. 307-309). Penguin,
1963 Hales, Carol. Astral errand of mercy. Fate Magazine, vol 16, no 9 (Sep).
1965 Swedenborg, Emanuel. Heaven and
its wonders and hell. Citadel,
1964 Crookall, Robert. More astral
projections: Analyses of case histories. Aquarian Press,
1966 Rampa, T. Lobsang.
The saffron robe. Bantam Books,
1966 Vyvyan, John. Psi-projection.
In his, A case against Jones: A study of psychical phenomena (pp.
51-61). James Clarke,
1967 Boudreau, Peter. An
Bernhardt J. Strange talents. Ace Books ,
1967 Kendrick, T.D. Mary of Agreda:
Life and legend of a Spanish nun. Routledge & Keegan-Paul,
1968 Steiger, Brad. The mind travellers. Award Books,
1969 Crookall, Robert. The mechanisms
of astral projection: Denouement after seventy years. Darshana
1969 Smith, Eleanor Touhey. Psychic people: an astonishing gallery of true stories. Bantam. [general psi]
1970 Crookall, Robert. Astral projection. Light, 194-200.
1970 Alexander, Robert. A psychical experience. Regency
1970 Prabhupada, A.C. Bhaktivedanta. Easy journey to other planets. Bhaktivedanta Book Trust. [79p, gloss, index]
1970 Crookall, Robert. Out-of-the-body
experiences: A fourth analysis. Citadel Press,
1970 Oakley, C.I. The Count of St. Germain. Steiner Books.
1970 Reyes, B.F. Scientific evidence of the existence of the
soul. Theosophical Publishing House,
1970 Rogo, D. Scott. NAD: A study of
some unusual "other-world" experiences (postscript by Robert Crookall). University Books,
1971 Ald, R. The man who took trips.
1971 Monroe, Robert A.. Journeys out of
the body. Doubleday,
1971 Rawcliffe, Donovan Hilton. Autoscopic hallucinations-Doppelgangers and
"out-of-the-body" experiences. In his, Occult and Supernatural
Phenomena (pp. 115-123).
1971 Steiger, Brad. Mind traveling on
other planes of being. In his, The psychic feats of Olof
Jonsson (pp. 99-104). Prentice-Hall,
1972 Crookall, Robert. Case-book of
astral projection 545-746. Citadel Press,
1972 Lilly, John C. The center of the cyclone. Julian Press,
1972 Shay, J. M. Little journeys into the invisible.
1973 Bolen, James Grayson (Ed.). Out-Of-The-Body Vision. Psychic, April. [illus]
1973 Rogo, D. Scott. Out-of-body experiences. Psychic, April, pp. 50-55. [summary of case studies and research]
1974 Sherman, Harold M. Interview [by J. G. Bolen]. Psychic, Feb, pp. 6 ff.
1974 Smith, Susy. The book of James.
G. P. Putnam's Sons,
1975 Tanous, Alex. Out-of-body experiences. New Horizons, 1(5):231-232 (January).
1975 Rogo, D. Scott. Some "musical" out-of-the-body experiences: A brief analysis. Parapsychology Review, 6(1):19-20 (Jan-Feb).
1975 Sculthorp, Fredrick C. More about
the spirit world. The Greater World Assn,
1975 Sibley, Mulford Q. Out-of-the-body
cases. In his, Life After Death (pp. 46-58). Dillon Press,
1975 Sculthorp, Frederick C. More about
the spirit world: Being a further collection of personal experiences during
conscious astral projection, followed by a treatise on the electro-magnetic
basis of the spirit body and its faculties. Greater World Association,
1975 Swann, Ingo. To kiss earth good-bye. Hawthorn
For review, see: Ehrenwald, Jan. Journal of Parapsychology, 39:347-350 (1975).
1976 Kron, Joan. The out-of-body trip:
What a way to go!
1976 Linedecker, Clifford L. Psychic
1976 Tanous, Alex with Ardman,
Harvey. Beyond coincidence: One man's experiences with psychic phenomena. Doubleday,
1977 Albritton, Clarice. Beyond the lighthouse. DeVorss, Marina del Rey CA. [144p. Personal experience]
1977 Grafton, Nora. P. My own true psychic adventures. Tolff.
1977 Matson, Archie. Afterlife: Reports from the threshold of
death. Harper & Row,
1978 Capel, M. Las experiencias extracorporales: Revisión de la casuística y algunas aportaciones explicativas. Psi Comunicación, 4:49-71.
1978 Harary, S. B[lue].
A personal perspective on out-of-body experiences. In D. S. Rogo
(Ed.), Mind Beyond the Body: The Mystery of ESP Projection (pp.
260-269). Penguin Books,
1978 Kellison, Catherine. My out-of-body experience. Cosmopolitan, Dec, pp. 185:182 ff.
1978 Murphy, Michael & White, Rhea A. Out-of-body experiences.
In their, The psychic side of sports (pp. 64-66). Addison-Wesley,
1979 Association for Research and Enlightenment. Out-of-body
experiences. In its, Psychic awareness (pp. 366-373). ARE,
1979 Wake, Wilma. Beyond the body.
1979 Christopher, Milbourne. Out-of-the-body on
1980 Cayce, Hugh Lynn Is survival after death possible? In his, Faces
of fear (pp. 60-67). Harper & Row,
1980 LaHaye, Tim F. My travels in the spirit world..
1981 Alvarado, Carlos S. ESP and out-of-the-body experiences: A
spontaneous case survey. Unpublished master's thesis.
1981 Blackmore, Susan J. A survey of OBEs. In W.G. Roll & J. Beloff (Eds.), & J. McAllister (Asst. Ed.), Research in Parapsychology 1980 (pp. 105-106), Scarecrow Press.
1981 Jensen, John. Experiences with invisible realities. IWP.
1982 Brady, Michael J. A journey out of the body. In his, Infinite
horizons: A psychic experience (pp. 83-93). Donning, The
1982 Hufford, D. J. Out-of-body
experiences [and elsewhere]. In his, The terror that comes in the night: An
experience-centered study of supernatural assault traditions (pp. 237-244).
1983 Alvarado, Carlos S. ESP and out-of-body experiences: A review of spontaneous studies. Parapsychology Review, 14(4):11-13 (Jul-Aug).
1983 Josephs, Allen. Hemingway's out of body experience. Hemingway Review, 1983, 2(2):11-17. [15 refs.]
1983 Deford, Frank. Shirley MacLaine. People, July 18.
1984 Biamonte, Edgar. The separation. In
his, Window of eternity (pp. 11-25). Ashley
1984 Blackmore, Susan J. A postal survey of OBEs and other experiences. Journal of the Society for Psychical Research, 52(796):225-244 (Feb).
1984 Brennert, Alan. My Journey Into Eternity.
1984 Lorimer, David. Experiences out of
the body. In his, Survival? Body, Mind and Death in the Light of Psychic
Experience (pp. 226-246). Routledge & Kegan Paul,
1984 Sterner, Kay. Out-of-body experiences. In her, A psychic explores the unseen world: My personal and world-wide psychic accounts (pp. 154-161). California Parapsychology Foundation, Lemon Grove CA. [xxiii + 179p]
1985 Monroe, Robert A.. Far journeys. Doubleday,
1985 Hughes-Calero, Heather. Sedona trilogy, vol 1: Spiritual growth journey. Coastline.
1985 Hughes-Calero, Heather. Sedona trilogy, vol 2: Spiritual growth journey. Coastline.
1985 Hughes-Calero, Heather. Sedona trilogy, vol 3: Spiritual growth journey. Coastline.
1985 Abel, Robert. Case history: a nurse's OBE. Vital Signs, 5(3):11.
1985 OBEs of artificial heart patient. Parapsychology Review, 16(5):15 (Sep/Oct).
1986 Blackmore, Susan J. Spontaneous and deliberate OBEs: A questionnaire survey. Journal of the Society for Psychical Research, 53:218-224 (Jan).
1986 Giesler, P. V. Lucid OBEs: A case report. Parapsychology Review, 17(5):5-7 (Sep/Oct).
1987 Almeder, Robert. Out-of-body
experiences. In his, Beyond Death: Evidence for Life After Death (pp.
41-53). Charles C. Thomas,
ca 1987 Warren, Rita & Wallis, David. Explorer project. The Monroe
1988 Davidson. A. The
spiral cage: diary of an astral gypsy.
1988 Goldberg, Bruce. Past
lives, future lives. Ballantine Publishing Group,
1988 Thongthiu Suwannathat. Tai laeo pai nai. Kongthun Lok Thip, Kotho. [in Thai]
1988 Wendell, Leilah. The book of Azreal: An intimate encounter with the angel of death.
1989 Williams, G. Out-of-body, in search of the soul. In his, A
Life Beyond Death (pp. 29-48). Robert Hale,
1989 Richelieu, Peter. A soul's journey.
1990 Aber, Mary Alling
& Sara Thacker. Souls 1. Taft, Santa Cruz CA. [247p. Originally published as The Logos fraternity in
1990 de Groot, H. G. M. Out-of-the-body experiences. Tijdschrift voor Parapsychologie, 58(3/4):18-33 (Dec). [39 refs]
1990 Travis, Steve. From out of the blue: A spiritual adventure.
1991 Hughes, Marilynn. Odysseys of light: Adventures in
1992 Fitzell, William. American mystic:
a journey of crossing the border. Lone Pine Press,
1992 Grosso, Michael. Soulmaker:
True stories from the far side of the psyche. Hapmton Roads Publishinc
1992 Ross, Michael. Was that really me lying there? Journal of Psychology, 126(3):237-250 (May).
1992 Ross, Michael. Was that really me lying there? Psi Researcher, No.6, 11-13 (Summer).
1993 Hughes, Marilynn.
1993 Rainbow Feather. Synchronous connections: a personal journey in non-ordinary reality. Self-published. [98p]
1993 Warner, David. TVOS (David Warner's) astral-projection journal. http://www.spiritweb.org/Spirit/tvos-astral.html.
1994 Briggs, Patrick. Experiences with OOBE's. http://www.spiritweb.org/Spirit/briggs-astral.html.
1994 Monroe, Robert A.. Ultimate Journey.
1994 Roads, Michael J. Journey into oneness. HJ Kramer Inc,
1994 Wolf, Fred Alan. The dreaming universe: A mind-expanding
journey into the realm where psyche and physics meet.
1995 Chuck. Energy patterns & OBE. http://www.spiritweb/Spirit/obe-energy-patterns.html.
1995 Roads, Michael J. Into a timeless realm: a metaphysical adventure. Kramer, Tiburon CA. [xv, 257 p]
1995 Vieira, Waldo. Projections of the consciousness: A diary of
out-of-body experiences. Instituto Internacional de Projeciologia
1995 Wright, Machaelle Small. Dancing
in the shadows of the mood. Perelandra,
1996 de Biaso,
para nova dimensão [Awaken
to a new dimension.]. Instituto Internacional de Projeciologia
1996 Gallenberger, Joseph. Brothers
forever: an unexpected journey beyond death.
1996 Moon, Stephen. Journal of astral travels. http://www2.elec.qmw.ac.uk/~stephen/journal/joat.html.
1996 Van Pelt, Donna. The
knowing. The Heart
1997 Moen, Bruce. Voyages into the unknown.
1997 Peterson, Bob. Out-of-body experiences: How to have them and
what to expect.
1998 McMoneagle, Joseph. The ultimate
time machine: a remote viewer's perception of time and predictions for the new
1998 Smith, Angela Thompson. Remote perceptions: OBEs, remote
viewing and other normal abilities.
1999 McKnight, Rosalind A. Cosmic journeys: my out-of-body
explorations with Robert A. Monroe.
1999 Pinheiro, Ismael. Pareja evolutiva y teneper, Journal of Conscientiology, vol 2, no. 5 (July, 1999), International Academy of Conscientiology, New York. [author’s OBE. Portuguese]
1999 Silva, Zuleika. A multidimensional therapeutic experience, Journal of Conscientiology, vol 2, no. 6 (Oct, 1999), International Academy of Conscientiology, New York. [author’s OBE]
2000 de Chermont,
2000 Felsky, Camila. My first lucid projection, Journal of Conscientiology, vol 3, no. 9 (Jan), International Academy of Conscientiology, New York. [author’s OBE]
2000 Guidini, Angélica. My first out-of-body experience as an adult, Journal of Conscientiology, vol 3, no. 10 (Oct), International Academy of Conscientiology, New York. [author’s OBE]
2000 Jhaveri, Anna. Penta: a personal experience, Journal of Conscientiology, vol 2, no. 8 (Apr), International Academy of Conscientiology, New York.
2000 Ross, Michael. Personal observation concerning the vibratory technique during facial clairvoyance sessions, Journal of Conscientiology, vol 3, no. 9 (Jan), International Academy of Conscientiology, New York. [author’s OBE]
2001 Aparicio, Marisela. Bioenergetic self-experimentation, Journal of Conscientiology, vol 4, no. 13 (July), International Academy of Conscientiology, New York. [author’s OBE]
2001 Farina, Bernardo. Continuous conscious projection provoked by vibrational state, Journal of Conscientiology, vol 4, no. 14 (Oct), International Academy of Conscientiology, New York. [author’s OBE]
2001 Freire, Augusto. Near-death experience: a new opportunity for changing, Journal of Conscientiology, vol 4, no. 13 (July, 2001), International Academy of Conscientiology, New York. [author’s OBE]
2001 Gordon, Brooke [A]. From theory to practice, Journal of Conscientiology, vol 3, no. 11 (Jan), International Academy of Conscientiology, New York. [author’s OBE]
2001 Guest, Matt. The face of power. (self-published).
2001 Leland, Kurt. Otherwhere: a field guide to non-physical reality for the
2001 Olderich, Cecilia. Proyección con despegue asistido, Journal of Conscientiology, vol 3, no. 12 (Apr), International Academy of Conscientiology, New York. [author’s OBE. Portuguese]
2001 Peterson, Bob. Lessons
out of the body: a journey of spiritual growth and out-of-body travel.
2002 Bruce, Robert. Practical psychic self-defense:
understanding and surviving unseen influences.
2002 McCaul, Kim. Mentalsomatic perspective, Journal of Conscientiology, vol 5, no. 17 (July), International Academy of Conscientiology, New York. [author’s OBE]
2002 Hatfield, Shane. The amazing out-of-body secret. Self-published, http://www.amazingsecret.com/astral-projection.htm.
2002 Rodríguez, Nino. Despegue por la voluntad, Journal of Conscientiology, vol 4, no. 16 (Apr, 2002), International Academy of Conscientiology, New York. [author’s OBE. Portuguese]
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